A Methodical Opening Note – Review of “Andor” Episodes 1, 2, & 3

Prequels are not always the best type of storytelling available, unless it is set far enough back that it doesn’t involve characters we already know. Because we know the ultimate fate of the character Cassian Andor (thanks to the excellent Rogue One film), we as the audience know that he’s ultimately going to survive the … Continue reading A Methodical Opening Note – Review of “Andor” Episodes 1, 2, & 3

Letting Go of the Past – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode Ten “Common Ground”

The most common thread that most stories concerning war forget to remember is what happens after the war is done. In Star Wars, we haven’t really seen up to this point what happens in the immediate aftermath of The Clone Wars, specifically with the star systems that were once part of the Confederacy of Independent … Continue reading Letting Go of the Past – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode Ten “Common Ground”

Bounty Hunter vs. Bounty Hunter – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode Nine “Bounty Lost”

The follow-up to last week’s episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch did not disappoint. On top of revealing the true nature of Omega, we get the treat of seeing Cad Bane cross paths with Fennec Shand. And it was glorious. There’s a lot to unpack for “Bounty Lost”. Obviously, spoilers ahead, so don’t read … Continue reading Bounty Hunter vs. Bounty Hunter – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode Nine “Bounty Lost”

Reunions Are Brutal – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode 8 “Reunion”

I’ve been waiting for this episode since the end of the first episode and it didn’t disappoint. When Dave Filoni decides to do epic, he doesn’t hold back. The latest episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, titled “Reunion”, brought the troopers of Clone Force 99 into direct conflict with their old squad mate Crosshair. … Continue reading Reunions Are Brutal – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode 8 “Reunion”

Good Soldiers, Bad Batch – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode 7 “Battle Scars”

The latest episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch has dropped and it is a doozy of an episode. The return of a fan favorite character of Star Wars: The Clone Wars prompts the Batch to question their motives and deal with the lingering remnants of their time as Clones in the Grand Army of … Continue reading Good Soldiers, Bad Batch – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode 7 “Battle Scars”

Echoes of War – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode Six “Decommissioned”

Another week, another episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch is released. This week’s episode, “Decommissioned”, puts the troopers of Clone Force 99 in familiar territory: dealing with droids left over from the Clone Wars. It also brings them into conflict with two familiar faces from the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. … Continue reading Echoes of War – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode Six “Decommissioned”

Letting Go of the Past – Review of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” Part VI

Like Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol, the past can and often does bind us in chains, keeping people from moving forward. Part VI of the limited series Obi-Wan Kenobi is laser focused on letting go of the past to potentially create a better future for oneself and what happens when one refuses to let … Continue reading Letting Go of the Past – Review of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” Part VI

Sacrifice and Consequences – Review of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” Part Five

The limited series Obi-Wan Kenobi is nearly complete. “Part V” of the series reveals more about Reva, the Third Sister, while also putting Obi-Wan Kenobi on a direct confrontation with Darth Vader for the final chapter of the story. More than anything, this episode is about sacrifice and the consequences of the sacrifices people choose … Continue reading Sacrifice and Consequences – Review of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” Part Five

Into the Belly of the Beast – Recap/Review of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” Part IV

One of the arts of storytelling is juxtaposing your protagonists and antagonists, mainly through the use of foils, with the hero and the villain being diametrically opposite from the other but sharing some similarities. In “Part IV” of the Disney Plus limited series Obi-Wan Kenobi, the titular character must infiltrate the base of the Imperial … Continue reading Into the Belly of the Beast – Recap/Review of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” Part IV

Ghosts of the Past Return – Recap of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” Part III

I have to say I was surprised that the showrunners for Obi-Wan Kenobi didn’t tease out the first confrontation between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan. Instead, we get the first (of what I hope are at least two encounters) between the former Master and Apprentice. Part III of Obi-Wan Kenobi wastes no time establishing a tone … Continue reading Ghosts of the Past Return – Recap of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” Part III